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This joint resolution amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 to provide continuing FY2019 appropriations to several federal agencies through December 21, 2018 (December 7, 2018, under current law).
The resolution is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing CR expires if any of the 7 remaining FY2019 appropriations bills have not been enacted.
(Five of the FY2019 appropriations bills were enacted earlier this year, including:
The resolution extends the National Flood Insurance Program through December 21, 2018. It also has the effect of extending through December 21, 2018, several additional authorities and programs that were extended in the existing CR, including the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That division C of Public Law 115–245 is amended—
(1) by striking the date specified in section 105(3) and inserting “December 21, 2018”; and
(2) by adding at the end (before the short title) the following:
“Sec. 136. Sections 1309(a) and 1319 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4016(a) and 4026) shall be applied by substituting the date specified in section 105(3) of this Act for ‘December 7, 2018’.”.